STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1178

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2013

 

RE: S.B. No. 1133

S.D. 2

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 1133, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to amend the Deposit Beverage Container Program exemption for liquid dietary supplements to only pertain to deposit beverage containers containing less than one ounce of a liquid dietary supplement.

 

The Department of Health; Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter; Zero Waste Kauai; and several individuals testified in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Removing the Deposit Beverage Container Program exemption for liquids one ounce or less that are designed and consumed only as a nutritional dietary supplements;

(2) Exempting containers of liquid deemed to be the sole item of a meal or a diet from inclusion in the Deposit Beverage Container Program; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1133, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1133, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair